The Night Tripper introducing The Meters. An occasion which begs the question, could things really get any funkier? Nuh-uh. The aforementioned footage is culled from the television special, Dr. John’s New Orleans Swamp — the 1974 season finale of the Chicago based Soundstage series. Whoever had the stones to make this happen deserves doubloons aplenty, along with an extra slice of king cake.
In terms of sheer personality the above performance has it in spades (and then some). I happened upon this vintage clip a couple of days ago and have since shared it with just about every […]
Consider this is the first New Orleans related post leading up to Mardi Gras (as part of our annual month-long Fat Tuesday lead up series). This album is one of my favorites in the Dr. John oeuvre. […]
[ I ran out of time last month to get through all the New Orleans posts I wanted to do prior to Fat Tuesday, so here is one that was all lined up in the […]